Lightweight Brick Cladding

GRC – WITH THE APPEARANCE OF CONVENTIONAL BRICKWORK

INNOVATIVE LIGHTWEIGHT CLADDING COMBINES THE TIMELESS BEAUTY OF NATURAL CLAY FACADES WITH MODERN TECHNOLOGY. ACHIEVE SUBSTANTIAL SAVINGS IN TIME AND MONEY OVER CONVENTIONAL CONSTRUCTION METHODS.

Replicate traditional brick facades with brick slips on slimline GRC backing panels to reduce costs without compromising on aesthetics and performance. Or choose natural clay tiles in architect-selected colours and surface variations to create a seamless transition from wall to roof.

 

GRC and brick facadeThe slimline, lightweight GRC (glass reinforced concrete) brick-faced cladding system shown below is an attractive option for re-facing existing buildings, or for newbuild construction on site or offsite. Honycomb GRC backing moulds can be created for large format panels or to replicate the most complex profiles. Virtually any equivalent brick slip can be accommodated from our extensive range of high-quality facing bricks – and any brick bond.

The GRC backing panels are approximately 80% lighter than precast steel reinforced cladding, leading to significant savings in the cost of the structural frame and foundations. Greater versatility results from superior compressive strength and flexural properties.  Unlike steel, glassfibres will never rust.

Typical wall thicknesses are only 15-20mm according to the GRC backing profile thickness selected. The cladding system is available for lightweight mounting using different fixing methods. It can be used for timber frame, steel frame and traditional blockwork construction.